Welfare

Wadham College takes the welfare of its students very seriously. There’s a wealth of support available, all you have to do is ask.

Need to talk?

Welfare Advisor, Emma-Ben Lewis, provides individual welfare support for any Wadham student. You can talk to Emma-Ben confidentially if you’re having any kind of social, emotional, or psychological problem – you won’t be judged. wadhamwelfare.tumblr.com/about; welfare.advisor@wadh.ox.ac.uk

College Nurse. Our nurse, Carolyn Ruhle, based in an office near the Okinaga Room, can help with medical concerns. During term, she is available Monday 10.30-1.00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30-12.30 pm Thursday and Friday 12.30-3.00pm. nurse@wadh.ox.ac.uk.

The Chaplain, Wendy Wale is available for the pastoral care of all members of the College regardless of their religious affiliation. Feel free to drop in for a chat (3.1), phone (01865277905) or email (wendy.wale@wadh.ox.ac.uk) to make an appointment. Wendy is a qualified counsellor and able to offer a neutral and safe space with a listening ear.

Wadham College is committed to supporting students and staff with disabilities. We work closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service, and with Occupational Health, to ensure we offer appropriate support both in working with individual staff and students, and in shaping the broader culture, physical and academic. Further information.

The Welfare Officers of the SU can provide referrals or general information about a range of welfare services (su.welfare@wadh.ox.ac.uk). The current SU Welfare team consists of Ellie Schendel, James Cochrane, Katie McCay and Ella Sackville Adjei.

Wadham's Peer Supporters run drop-in meetings (Room 28.1, the Welfare Room), three times a week in term time. Email su.welfare@wadh.ox.ac.uk for more details. See below for details.

Wadham College Library has a collection of psychology and self-help texts which can help you to become happier and more productive. A list of publications can be found here. There is also a small collection of books in the Nurse’s and Welfare Advisor’s waiting room, with a particular focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.

The Tutor for Women, Carolin Duttlinger, deals with issues, problems or queries relating particularly to the life of women students in College, including academic, social and personal problems. She liaises with the Wadham SU Women's Officer and with Tutors for Women in other Colleges.

Tutor Supporters are elected by the Students' Union, and may be consulted confidentially over any problems that students face. The tutor supporter is: Tarun Khaitan (2) 87452

Jonathan Service is Tutor for Equality and Diversity. Contact him at: jonathan.service@wadh.ox.ac.uk

Alfonso Castrejón-Pita is Tutor for Race. Contact him at: alfonso.castrejon-pita@wadh.ox.ac.uk

Sub-Deans Daniel Harkin (right) and Kate Sim based on the College site in Parks Road, Mustak Ayub (left) at Merifield, will be happy to hear from you and will help with any queries.

The University Counselling Service is able to offer help and advice to students independently of the College. For an appointment telephone: +44 (0)1865 270300 or see their website for more information.

Oxford University Students' Union Student Advice Service is a free, independent, safe, and confidential support service available to all Oxford University students. If you feel mistreated, discriminated or want to talk about something that is bothering you, then feel free to contact us. We are independent from the colleges and the University, and we are here to give information and support to students that are facing difficult situations.

Nightline +44 (0)1865 270270 is open 20:00-08:00, 0th-9th weeks inclusive, and is a confidential listening, information and support service run by trained student volunteers.

Harassment Advisors are elected by the Students' Union, and have been trained by the University on dealing with cases of harassment. Students may consult them confidentially about any issues involving harassment, and advice may be sought from them without invoking a formal complaints procedure. The Harassment Advisors are:
• The Chaplain, Wendy Wale: Room 3.1 chaplain@wadh.ox.ac.uk +44 (0)1865 277905
• Tom Sinclair: Room 28:2 thomas.sinclair@wadh.ox.ac.uk +44 (0) 277577
Further information about the College’s harassment procedures can be found in the Student Handbook and you can view the Harassment Policy and Procedure here

Peer Supporters are Wadham students trained by the University Counselling Services in listening skills. They are bound by a confidentiality policy set by the SU, and are available to either let people talk through situations which are on their mind, or refer them on to more specialist organisations.

Current Peer Supporters are:

Claire Devine
Louise Drognat-Landre
Kezia Fender (postgrad)
Jess Gillard
Zainab Majid
Katie McCay (year abroad)
Avishek Mondal
Andy Mummery
Ellie Schendel
Naomi Thapar

Health and support services in Oxford

Further support and information about self care, pharmacies, dentists, doctors, social care and emergencies can be found on County of Oxfordshire Advice on Care and Health (COACH) website.

Disability

Wadham College is committed to supporting students and staff with disabilities. We work closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service, and with Occupational Health, to ensure we offer appropriate support both in working with individual staff and students, and in shaping the broader culture, physical and academic. Everyone at Wadham is committed to creating a fair and positive environment.

Further information and contacts